14. Know how to make a handful of classic drinks or cocktails
Owning a small home bar is impressive; fixing your guests a martini is even more impressive.
15. Cultivate a decent knowledge of world events
This one goes out to all the high school kids today using textbooks in which Yugoslavia is still a country. Follow media outlets like CNN, BBC and Al Jazeera on Twitter, or go traditional and pick up a newspaper like The Washington Post or The New York Times.
16. Eat or drink alone in public, without hiding in a corner
There are certain ramen places like this one that MAKE you sit alone in order to properly savor your meal without distraction. If you feel self-conscious at all, just remember that your fellow diners will wish they were as confident. Or just pretend you’re French.